THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Now 10th Highest Grossing Film Of All Time (Domestic)

Our latest box office update brings the news that Lionsgate's brilliant second installment in their Hunger Games franchise has now passed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest to become the tenth highest grossing movie of all time domestically. Read on for more.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 2/23/2014


Jennifer Lawrence and co. will have reason to celebrate, as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has now taken a whopping $423.6 million at the domestic box office; passing Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest to make it the 10th highest grossing movie ever. The Hunger Games made $408 million back in 2012, so this marks the first and only time that the first two installments of a franchise have both grossed over $400 million. In addition to its domestic haul, Catching Fire has grossed an estimated $439.4 million at the international box office for a worldwide total of $863 million. Can Mockingjay parts 1 and 2 outperform their predecessors?
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TheRealistStarLord - 2/23/2014, 11:11 AM
BOOOO!!
DrDoom - 2/23/2014, 11:14 AM
Hunger Games is overrated.
MrCBM56 - 2/23/2014, 11:24 AM
DESERVES IT!!!

Fantastic film.
MexicanSuperman - 2/23/2014, 11:24 AM
Good for the movie. I will wait until it's on bluray to watch it.
charlie2094 - 2/23/2014, 11:30 AM
Awesome! Great going, was a fantastic film!

Perfect blockbuster, had good action, but also a brilliant story and well developed characters with a lot of themes touched upon...not to mention a brilliant cast...completely deserves it!

Especially deserves it over Pirates of the Caribbean, First was good, but just been harsh decline ever since
Ceejay - 2/23/2014, 11:35 AM
Pretty solid series so far, surprised how well they adapted this from the book. Jennifer Lawrence being so easy on the eye and actually being able to deliver a performance also helps. Makes a change from all those same-old action comedies Hollywood regresses every movie it possibly can into for mass audiences.
Vaportrail - 2/23/2014, 11:39 AM
Lightning arrow.
Your argument is irrelevant.
Bekss - 2/23/2014, 11:40 AM
Domestic boxoffice means nothing, some movies like Harry Potter and Lord of the rings just make 300 in USA and 700 overseas.
Worldwide is the only that matter.
Pending - 2/23/2014, 11:40 AM
Well it's a YA adaption that doesn't suck balls and is actually good so I guess it deserves some kind of reward for that.
Bekss - 2/23/2014, 11:41 AM
I'm just saying my opinion about domestic boxoffice, not about the movie.
LeroyJenkins - 2/23/2014, 11:44 AM
it really wasn't that good, at all
WorstUserNameEver - 2/23/2014, 11:44 AM
Yeh probably the best 'blockbuster' movie of last year... good for Francis Lawrence, always liked his films.
AlexanderLykins - 2/23/2014, 11:45 AM
Movie is great! The Avengers trilogy will probably be the first to all make a billion or more. That will be pretty impressive.
DrunkenNukem - 2/23/2014, 11:49 AM
Facade - 2/23/2014, 11:56 AM
Wait, holy shit, it beat Twilight?!
MercwithMouth - 2/23/2014, 11:56 AM
Still haven't seen it. First one was good. But not great. I read the books, they were gory and beautiful, and perfect social commentary. Hopefully Catching Fire makes up for Hunger Games' flaws.
marvel72 - 2/23/2014, 12:11 PM
after the first i really can't be arsed in see anything else from this franchise.
marvel72 - 2/23/2014, 12:14 PM
@ AlexanderLykins

we all know there will be three avengers movies,the avengers could be the highest grossing comic book movie trilogy after its second movie.
421YoloSwag - 2/23/2014, 12:36 PM
dat shits 4 girls #hungergames
421YoloSwag - 2/23/2014, 12:46 PM
whoa there @mrfriday iron man 3 is one of da best movies of da year and EVER same wit superman and wolverine #wolverine #ironman #superman
NoPhucksGiven - 2/23/2014, 12:50 PM
The films are cool because they stay somewhat close to the source material.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/23/2014, 12:53 PM
Hate it
Destined - 2/23/2014, 1:30 PM
I still prefer the first. Gary Ross captured the essence of it more and Jen was a bit annoying in this one too along with the verge of overreacting. The BEST scene was the District 11 scene hands down, they nailed it.
staypuffed - 2/23/2014, 1:56 PM
Awesome movie. Deserves all the money it can get.
ALF9001 - 2/23/2014, 2:33 PM
@MrFridayNights
Yes indeed, but an argument can be made for The Hobbit DOS
MrEko - 2/23/2014, 2:49 PM
Well deserved.
sKeemAn - 2/23/2014, 3:00 PM
Good movie. Well deserved. Its good because it stayed very close to the source material. Other studios need to take notes.
FoneBone - 2/23/2014, 3:10 PM
How come book adaptations stay close to the source material with no problem? What's the problem with these cbms?
Pokeysteve - 2/23/2014, 3:11 PM
" to make it the 10th highest grossing movie ever."

I hope you mean domestically. World wide this isn't even in the top 25. Looks like a slow "news" day.
BlackCondor - 2/23/2014, 4:47 PM
@FoneBone

A book: Stand alone story

A comicbook: 50 years+ of continuity
Melkaticox - 2/23/2014, 5:26 PM
Yay, domestic.

*Goes back to stuff he cares about*
SpiderManFan54 - 2/23/2014, 6:56 PM

No, the fans make it seem overrated but it isn't. I'm not a big fan of the first film and really care less.. but coming from someone who studies film Catching Fire was great, So i don't want to hear haters saying shit..

Just being true.. the film was great.
fettastic - 2/23/2014, 7:35 PM
I have zero desire to see this film....because I don't menstruate.

I broke down and watched the first one just to see what the hype was about, and thought it was ok at best. It's essentially a combination of two Richard Bachman books, The Running Man and The Long Walk. Both of which completely blow this one away of course. Oh but it's got a boy that can make his face look like a rock. ?????

Stupid bitches *sigh*
CCR - 2/23/2014, 10:27 PM
The first was totally chick-driven...not sure if the books are similarly geared, but I assume so. So basically, I have much better things to watch. Ya know, like movies that don't cater to teenage females. Not that there's anything wrong w that,

Liverpool4life - 2/24/2014, 2:35 AM
It underperformed overseas big time, barely beat Thor. Frozen passed it up overall. Successful yes, but with a twist.
CommanderCobra74 - 2/24/2014, 6:29 AM
The first movie was ONE BIG LIE!!! Since I saw it, I've been whistling out my front door, and the only thing I ever get back from the Mocking Jays in my neighborhood is- "F#*k you, Commander!"
JayTopStix - 2/24/2014, 8:12 AM
It was a big meh for me, felt like a 1.5 version of the first.
JediPhilosopher - 2/24/2014, 10:21 AM
The success of this one was because people liked the first one and that's about it. If word of mouth was more efficient, this one wouldn't have made its money back I think.
GodzillaKart - 2/24/2014, 10:33 AM
Yeah, but how much did it make in Kentucky alone? That's what I want to know.
GodzillaKart - 2/24/2014, 10:35 AM
@JediPhilosopher: The popularity of the books fuels these films as well.
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